The Courage to Hope

The Courage to Stand

I’ll stop drowning in my past
And swimming in tomorrow
Waiting for a sky that always falls
Yet if I live for just today
Today would be okay
If it were happy
But if it’s filled with pain
The thought would be insane
Because I’d wallow in the mire
Never holding the desire to dream
I must get up off my ass
Be grateful for what I have
And courageous enough to hope
For brighter days
I’ll make a plan to stand
With everything I am
Despite my imperfections
Recalling how I stood
When things were not so good
And how I rose above it all
No matter how very small
I seemed to feel
For when I knelt to pray
I made it through that day
With resolve again tomorrow
To put away my sorrow
And look up to the sun
Still shining on the one
Who failed to see
The roses still in bloom
With their sweet perfume
And the birds up in the sky
That did not forget to fly
And I with strength to stand
Upon my feet

©Kay Salady


About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on February 28, 2016, in Kay Salady Poetry, poetry, the poetry of kay salady, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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